Archive for July, 2010

Subtract Trees, Add Curb Appeal

The landscape has been slowing changing around this home (here and here). Yesterday, it was time for some minor tree removal. We are so lucky to have huge oak, maple and beech trees all around our yard. Those we wouldn’t touch.  But there were some smaller, less attractive trees that needed to be dealt with. […]

Landscaping

Wallpaper Source

In case you haven’t heard, wallpaper is back. The selection at The Wallpaper Collective is to-die-for. Some of my favorites: Wouldn’t that be adorable in a nursery? (Not in this house yet people, take it easy.) See anything you like?

Home Decor

Entryway: Current State

I’ve been contemplating some minor changes to our front entryway (after finally deciding what to call it). Before I do, I thought I’d show you what it looks like right now.          What would you do first? Change the rugs? Add more art to the walls? Something else?  I’m all ears.

Home Decor

One Fun Thing: Digital Color Wheel

Trouble with color? Check this out. This tool will help you mix and match color options. Best of all, it’s free! Thanks to Creature Comforts Blog for pointing this out.

One Fun Thing

Best Part About the Farmer’s Market?

Fresh flowers! Sunflowers are in season. Love them. Note to self: Expand your collections of vases. This one isn’t cutting it anymore.

Home Decor

One Fun Thing: Swing in Style

Don’t you kind of want one of these? Available here. Via Handmade Charlotte.

One Fun Thing

Why Did Moose Cross the Road?

Art fairs can be a great place to find lawn ornaments. I’m pretty selective when it comes to yard decor, and often go home empty handed. But, what I found last weekend was too good to pass up. The vendor had several to choose from: “cat crossing,” “dog crossing” and…. I think he likes it. He’s vain like that.

Landscaping

Etsy Finds: Vinyl Decals for the Kitchen

My mom mentioned she’s looking for some decoration for the soffit above the cabinets in her red, chef inspired kitchen. I recommended she look on Etsy for some vinyl decals, and then decided it would be fun to look for her. Here’s what I found (most of them are available in a variety of colors, click on […]

Home Decor